Bhool Bhulaiyaa Movie Review

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Introducing Bhool Bhulaiya

First of all let me make it clear, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is NOT an out-n-out comedy movie as its trailers suggest. It’s a thriller narrated in a very entertaining way.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa is the remake of a 14 year old Malayalam movie, Manichitrathazhu. The movie was also remade in Kannada and Tamil. It a script that has always worked! So is Bhool Bhulaiyaa in the same league?

Bhool Bhulaiyaa Story

Badrinarayan Chaturvedi (Manoj Josi) is the head of the Brahmin family living in a small town were the people are very conventional and superstitious. His elder brother’s son Siddharth (Shiney Ahuja) and his wife Avni (Vidya Balan) return to their ancestral village after living in US for many years. Siddharth insists in staying in his ancestral palace which for long has been uninhabited as it’s considered to be haunted. Despite opposition the newly wed couple shifts to their ancestral mansion. Avni an adventurous girl breaks the ground rules to explore the room considered to be the devil’s home. What follows is a series of life threatening incidents. Siddharth instinctively invites his vibrant Doctor friend Aditya (Akshay Kumar) to solve the mystery behind the mansion and the mysterious events.

Who is behind all the baffling activities? Is it really ghastly or just a human trick? Watch Bhool Bhulaiyaa to uncover the mystery, for the movie ventures into one of the most confusing yet interesting study of human psychology.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa Movie Review

Priyadarshan has handled the complicated script extremely well. A few changes have been made to the original, to make it funnier and more convincing. The first half is a light comic thriller and completely revolves around the supporting characters. The lead character (Akshay Kumar) enters 45 mins into the movie and takes it to a completely different level. The second half is more of a psychological thriller.

Bhool Bhulaiya has just the right ingredients of a successful movie – adequate amount of comedy, suspense and thrill to keep you at the edge of your seats throughout. Music is never really great in Priyadarshan movies but Bhool Bhulaiyaa is an exception. Two songs titled ‘Allah Hafiz’ and ‘Hare Krishna Hare Ram’ standout. The background score is outstanding.

The performances are top-notch. The second half belongs to Vidya Balan. She has done complete justice to a role that demanded great onscreen histrionics. Watch out as she sets the screen ablaze with a mind blowing performance in the last 20 mins. Undoubtedly her best performance to date! Akshay Kumar is surprisingly good in emotional scenes and as always brilliant with his comic timing.

Shiney Ahuja is good. Amisha Patel should stop acting, the sooner the better. Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani are great in providing comic relief. Bhool Bhulaiyaa Verdict

Overall, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a great movie. History should repeat itself for a script that has always created history in every single language that it was made in. You would have never watched something like this before in a Bollywood movie. At the box-office, the advance booking is huge. With positive word of mouth, Bhool Bhulaiyaa could well be the 3rd blockbuster of the year!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4 stars (Dont miss it)



  • Hey all Non malayalis ….
    All u should watch the all time classic Malayalam movie…………MANICHITHRA THAZHU and compare with these iodotic Chandramughi & Apthamithra………………………

    What a beautiful movie is Manichithrathazhu……………Both kannada & Tamil versions of the movie are idiotic and stupid films…. Director like P. Vasu don’t know the theme of the movie…. But I have faith in Priyadarshan…

    After all he is a Malayali…who can better understands the theme & Akshaya Kumar is a far better actor than Rajani as well as Vishnuvardhan….. But don’t comapre with Mohanlal…………he is a all time great actor…..& don’t compare Shobhana with Saundarya ,Jyothika & Vidyabalan….Because Shobana did an extremely good performance in the original version…………..and she is a two time national award winner….Where is Saundaraya & Jyothika in the national award list? they didn’t even get any single national award….

    The theme of MALAYALAM film can only understand by malayalees…because it is closely related to our culture and our superstitions….One of the poem written by the script writer MADHU MUTTOM in the original version is outstanding…. So don’t compare with our culture & our folk stories with other language……….

  • this is a good remake blended with hindi taste but movie will be a superhit all over akshay`s splendid performance

  • Chaitra is MAD…. APTHA MITRA & CHANDRAMUKHI sucks…
    Bhool Bhulaiyaa is the best re make of Malayalam SUPER HIT “MANICHITHRATHAZHU”
    Akshay is becoming btr n btr in ech film…. Hes the soul of the movie… HE ROX…..

  • Moviiew is a good movie.In sort Pandit “Batuk Nath” urf Apna ” Lal Hanuman” was superb.I wished that Priyadarshan should have given more role to this perticular character.Amisha looks beautiful “Aunty Types” and so do Vidya Balan.Apna Akki is rockin and sShiny is also cool.Moviiew revilves with good humorous script and is quite thrilling.On a overall basis I would like to give a rating of “Three” or *** 2 the moview.

  • This is one great movie dude…
    Must see entertainer…
    The script is amazing…..So is the direction and acting..
    Akki is the only one who cud do justice to that role…
    Vidya balan delivers her best performance….
    All in all I will give it a 10/10….

    Well box office cant be predicted. If a WASTE movie like Partner can become a blockbuster, Bhool bhulaiya can surely overtake Sholay….

  • Total Crap movie
    Horrible movie acting horrible direction horrible all horrible.

    i give this terribly bad movie 1 *

    This is possible the worst movie this year.

  • hey i see this movie just few hours before and i still thinking abt it i really like the last song where ‘ vidya chant some bengali lines . and i love the way historic part depict in story .

  • All,

    I have seen all versions of this film(Malayalam, Kannada, Kannada & now Hindi). I rate this versions as follows:

    Manichithrathazhu ( Malayalam ) —> 10/10

    Apthamithra (kannada) —-> 5/10

    Chandramukhi (Tamil) —> 2/10

    Bhool Bhulayya (Hindi) —>7/10

    I think Bhool Bhulayya did justice to the original script. Priyan has done it very well. Superb performance from Akshay and Vidya. But Shiney Ahuja’s acting is pathetic.

    Anyway Alltogether the movie is a great treat. Good value for ur money. You can take my word for it !!

  • All,

    I have seen all versions of this film(Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil & now Hindi). I rate this versions as follows:

    Manichithrathazhu ( Malayalam ) —> 10/10

    Apthamithra (kannada) —-> 5/10

    Chandramukhi (Tamil) —> 2/10

    Bhool Bhulayya (Hindi) —>7/10

    I think Bhool Bhulayya did justice to the original script. Priyan has done it very well. Superb performance from Akshay and Vidya. But Shiney Ahuja’s acting is pathetic.

    Anyway Alltogether the movie is a great treat. Good value for ur money. You can take my word for it !!

  • this movie was so bad but the only good thing about it was akshays acting but the movie it self was boring and they should never make flimys like this ever agian. akshay is my fav. actor so i will say that he is a great movie actor he does not deseve this kind of role but better. sorry akshay it is not ur fault it is just a horrible movie but u are still the number one actor in my heart ur the best ever

  • great movie….!! Akshay rocks…!!
    I must say ……..’poor comment’ by Chaitra.
    we cannot compare the commercial movie (aptamitra) with the classical movie BB.
    Chitra ….dont try to prove ‘yourself’ by putting such comments ..!!

  • Times of india gave this movie 2 stars… so not sure how good is this movie…
    and heard akshay has the role for few mins. he enters just before interval…
    guys… any comments..

  • Akshay has done100% justice to the role played by Mohan lal,which Vishnuvardhan and Rajnikanth miserably failed.
    Pleasant surprise!!!! Vidya Balan handling the role that won Shobhana the national award,with penache.
    Paresh Rawal could’nt quite get it up to the mark.
    Rajpal was @ his usual best.
    Amisha should quit acting to say the least…
    Shiney was mediocre..

    In all the movie is certaily worth watching for all your money(3.5 – 4),and those who say otherwise have certain psychological problem and I would recomment Dr.Aditya Srivastava(Akki) to treat them…

  • wicked performance by vidiya and great comedy by akshay kumar big up to him! yeah ameesha was better off with a side role, as she needs improvment or even better get off the screens! oh well atleast she is trying, she just has the beauty. Anyways Shiney was a good role, he looked nice threw out the movie and sum scenes (serious) roles were carried out good by him tooo… wish them all best in life. and you people out their, if you like suspence movies you should go and watch it. otherwise ul be missing out n loads…!

  • pankaj

    I dont care what the people are saying about the movie. i do know this is the best movie of the year so far great comedy, great thriller, great suspense and moreover, great acting. 5 out of5 to this movie

  • Great film, but as a fan of Akshay, I would give the biggest credit to the show stealer of the film, that is Vidya Balan, how well did she portray that difficult role. Akshay was superb as usual, ut Vidya just scared the living light out of me.

  • Hi all,
    Do you guys know that priyardarshan had worked as a IInd Unit director of the original Movie “Manichitrathazhu”. There were around 5 Top directors including priyan who has worked on manichitrathaazhu and thatz becos the original Hero of the film was the script. Even this film Screen play was well crafted supported by BGmusic, Camera Wrok and the awesome Sets. In that way Bhool Bhoolaiyaa has done really well. Credit must go to priyan, sabu cyril (Art Director) and camera man Thiru. I have seen the Tamil version which is just a Rajni movie where he is given much importance and not to the Script.
    My verdict on this Movie..a big Thumps Up..way to go Priyan…

  • Great movie…it could have been a classic if some loopholes had been plugged in by PRIYAN…otherwise a great movie…keeps you on the edge of your seats …Go watch this movie guys…rating 3.5 out of 5 or may be 4…And please dont give false reviews just did Thomas… :)

  • :o excellent my dear hubby…you are on roll this days…whatever you are doing is going perfect…Good suspense movie…missed comedy but still a perfect blend of comedy and suspense…Thrilling. Vidya Balan looked in form during last 20 minutes

  • A big bang Damn Good Movie. Surprise package frm Priyan frm his usual comedy stuff. Great Entertainer.
    Full marks to Akki Baba. He has done full justice to Mohanlal”s role in Manichitrathazhu”. Vidya Balan was superb in last 20 min. This good a movie i wld like to watch many more times…..
    First of it kinds…but will be remembered for a long time…it will surely make an impact on ur mind…
    So guys go watch it, and enjoy the movie..its its a veryyyyy goooood paaaaaisa vasooooool….

  • really worth watching movie and the music is good as always pritam delivered now also , Akshay Vidya and Ahuja performed well , evey character contains something for the script and the way Sabu Cyril handled the art department is simply superb . i would give it 4/5. In my view it is far better than Chandramukhi which tried to highlight Rajnee …… No matter what its a Good Good Movie .. Go lolz go watch it ……. dont miss it

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